Department of Water Resources Determination Regarding the Big Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan

On October 26, 2023, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) determined that the Big Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan is "incomplete". A copy of DWR's determination can be viewed here. The Groundwater Sustainability Agencies have 180 days to respond to this determination. 

Big Valley Groundwater Basin Advisory Committee
The Big Valley Advisory Committee (BVAC) was established to provide local input and direction on the development of a GSP. The BVAC is comprised of one county board member from each county, one alternate board member from each county, and two public members from each county. Moving forward, BVAC will be instrumental in the implementation of the GSP. All BVAC meetings are open to the public.
To access the meeting information and historical documents CLICK HERE

Big Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan
The Big Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) is now posted on the Department of Water Resources SGMA Portal.  Big Valley (5-004)

Annual Report for the Big Valley Groundwater Sustainability 
 All annual reports for the Big Valley Groundwater basin can be found by visiting the SGMA Portal/GSP Annual Reports.

How to Participate
Those who wish to be informed and/or involved in activities related to SGMA and groundwater management in Big Valley should join the interested parties list for one or both of the GSAs. People on the interested parties lists are under no obligations and will receive information about GSP development periodically, including meeting announcements and opportunities to provide input and become more involved. If you would like to be included on the interested parties list for the Big Valley Basin, please visit the GSA websites or contact the counties directly at the phone numbers and email addresses listed below.

Modoc County - http://www.co.modoc.ca.us/departments/board-of-supervisors/groundwater-management 

Modoc County at (530) 233-6201 and tiffanymartinez@co.modoc.ca.us

Lassen County - http://www.lassencounty.org/dept/planning-and-building-services/planning-and-building-services

Lassen County at (530) 251-8269 and landuse@co.lassen.ca.us

Data Collection for Big Valley Groundwater Basin
Warning! The data in the links below are preliminary and subject to revision.

California Data Exchange Center (CDEC) - Pit River above Lookout
California Data Exchange Center (CDEC) - Outflow of Robert's Reservoir